A young and fresh local talent, Chantal Mendez recalls being introduced to the exciting field of fashion from an early age. soon realized that there are many layers to the creative genre, so she abandoned her initial plans for fashion design and sewed a path to become a stylist.
“Coming from Mandeville, all I really heard was fashion design. I was open to ideas. life.
It seems to have been a hit among those she had the chance to influence, and it took a great deal of pride and fulfillment in creating the perfect look from nothing and making it all great.
“Fashion is about expressing yourself in your own way. Just like a painter puts his heart into his canvas with his brush, I think so when I style it. I feel like I’m putting it in,” said Mendez.
Active in the fashion world since 2012, Mendez started his professional career in 2018. She took a break when she gave birth to her daughter in 2019, and she was going to return until COVID-19 came along and changed the world.
So far, the young stylist has worked with recording artists Joby Jay, John Mark Wigan, and Shereen Anderson, as well as private clients who don’t want to go shopping or enjoy jazz on special occasions. In terms of her collaborations, she rallied creatively with photographers Rachel Connelly and Keniel Peart.
“My artistic process begins with a consultation. I do some research.It comes with a mood board,” she said. Then comes her favorite part: shopping.
From there, she piece it all together. She actually does the creative direction of the photo shoot.
When asked to consider some of the trends that have resurfaced in recent years, Mendez gave insight by sharing her evolving list of styles. (no matter the weather), include but are not limited to crocheted outfits, chunky loafers, and bucket hats.
“I remember wearing chunky loafers when I was in grade school. And I’m here for it. I love it. Crocheting really has grown and taken over. It feels like it’s been around for a long time.” But now it’s big.No matter the weather, bomber jackets are back.Sweater crop tops are back.I’m not a fan of bucket hats, but they’re back.I wear them.They. It’s beautiful how she’s been styling these days,” she shared.
According to her, being successful in this industry has been a blessing in disguise. The lack of information provided by luminaries in the field may have confused her, but it did not deter her from paving the way. This agent was able to learn a lot of tips and tricks in the process of carrying out the mission, increasing his appreciation for growth and understanding his own value. is ready.
Now that the world has reopened, Mendez hopes for greater success. “My advice to anyone trying to discover their own style is to be authentic about who you are. Wear what you like. I can.”